Monthly Archives: August 2011

Front wheel first

Enough already. It’s time for the last instalment of a-year-and-a-day series of harmless ramblings and would-be haiku. The expectation was at first that it would run for the three or four valedictory months before the exit from Taiwan. The quotidian record of … Continue reading

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Blackberries fatten

The air chilly through your shirt for the ten-minute ride through parkland to the fortress. Locked the bike, swiped your way into the building, slung the electronic pass around your neck. Emerged nine and a half hours later. Pleased and vaguely … Continue reading

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Little loud voices

The children wave you off to work: two waggling hands protruding from the letterbox, avid eyes peering through the gap, little loud voices yelling Bye Daddy!! Meetings, the fortress, an effort to triage the unceasing avalanche of new tasks. A … Continue reading

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Little hands

One meeting after another throughout the day. Bemused to receive approval from unexpected quarters. It turns out things happened last week that vindicated you for a character judgement recently called. Spent the evening making Internet bookings for a short trip.    … Continue reading

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Deal?

Sunday: sunshine returns. Took the children to the cafe in the morning. On the way back everyone cossets the cat called Marmite in leafy Conway Road. Washed and oiled the bike in the back yard. Sunhat on and Six Radio playing. An … Continue reading

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Saved!

Saturday: in the morning you stroll out in feathery drizzle to pick up supplies for a roast tomorrow. Settle down and the remainder of the day goes on translating the script of a story set in Taipei. Perfect. But not. Anxiety … Continue reading

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Squaring that circle

Next week, back to that bewildering tightrope walk that is the job. Today, a last spell at the library doing something you love. Squaring that circle. A floating thought as you walked the river trail in the freshness of morning, imagination … Continue reading

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